Wednesday, March 11, 2009

You know those women who love to shop for shoes? Who have hundreds of pairs of shoes in their closets (Amber)? Who can find a cute, comfortable, cheap shoe that fits at any store they walk into?

Well, I'm not one of those. A sure-fire way for me to sink into a depression is to go shoe shopping. It's even worse if I MUST find a pair of shoes for a specific event. So much pressure! To add insult to injury, I have to shell out big bucks for a good dress shoe. The reason the task is so difficult for me is that my foot is ridiculously narrow.

Before I was pregnant, I wore a 7 AAAA. I heard rumors about how pregnancy can cause your feet to spread. And after giving birth to four children, I now wear a size 7 AAA. I was very disappointed. I had such hope for an average-size foot.

However, I have never been so excited about buying shoes as I was late last week. I was googling a variety of things to test out this fundraiser search bar I had downloaded for my church. On a whim, I inserted the brand of shoe I have been very please with over the years -- Munro. This wonderful website, Shopzilla, popped up and conveniently provided me with a summary of online stores that carried the brand. Again, I was thrilled (very much an understatement) to find a style of Munro on Sierra Trading Post for about $20!!!

To make a long story short, I bought two pairs of the $20 shoes in navy and black, and a slightly more expensive pair in dark brown. I bought THREE pairs of shoes for the same price or less than I would've paid for one pair at my usual local store. Granted I prefer to support local businesses, but my last experience wasn't that great and it was still difficult to find a style in their limited inventory that I like. Plus, it's not like I can afford to drop $100 bucks on one pair of shoes.

I love the Internet!!


grab_a_spoon said...

Woo hoo!!!! The thrill of the hunt!

I never realized you had such narrow feet. I wish I could give you a width donation; I wear wide width.

Have you looked at I like that you can search by width.

Kristin & Co. said...

And see, if I had not heard about your feet straight from your mouth and you just told me your shoe size, I would have thought you had ridiculously fat feet - 7AAAA, sheez, that's like extra, extra, extra, extra wide.

Dayna said...

I'd love a width donation! I think I've looked on zappos before but couldn't find anything that seemed to work at a decent price. Maybe I need to try again.

Kristin, think bra size -- AAAA does not mean a woman has an extra, extra, extra, extra huge chest. :)